Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Convertible

The ZLI Camaro remains one of the most powerful Chevrolets money can buy. Its powerful 6.2 litre engine provides enough punch to keep it ahead of most sports cars. 

Chevloret Camaro ZL1 Convertible

The convertible version of the ZL1 one not only has the same engine it also comes with similar design characteristics. With an open top roof fitted drivers can now enjoy an open top experience. The soft-top version of the Camaro ZL1 Coupe is motivated by a supercharged V8 6.2-liter engine that can deliver 580 hp (432 kW / 588 PS) and 556 lb.-ft. (752 Nm) of torque. The Camaro ZL1 Convertible needs 4 seconds to do the 0-60 mph sprint en route to a top speed of 296 km/h. Married to the engine is a Hydra-Matic 6L90 six-speed automatic transmission. There transmission also comes with three programmable modes.

Powerful 6.2 litre 580hp heart

There is Drive, Sport and Manual, depending on the driver’s preference at the time. “Drive” is calibrated for optimal fuel economy, which even includes second-gear starts, along with smoother shifting points for comfort. This is for drivers simply looking to get from point A to point B without any fear of going past set road limits while gaining rewarding fuel economy. “Sport” is, as expected, a sport-minded setup that makes use of faster, tighter shift points and a tendency to hold gears longer for optimal power. The final mode, “Manual,” takes away any automatic upshifts, adds staged upshifts when demanded and puts all focus on performance at the cost of comfort and economy. 

Posed and ready like its coupe counterpart

Outside, the ZL1 boasts an aggressive body kit along with a unique “mohawk-style” hood, which features a functional air extractor and is made of a carbon fiber composite. The cabin is dressed up with a sueded microfiber-accented instrument panel and an available (and highly recommended) sueded microfiber wrap on the special flat-bottom steering wheel and shifter.

Rear profile with the large rear skirts

Buyers can choose from a pair of wheels, either standard 10-spoke black wheels with a low-gloss clearcoat with forged aluminum, or forged aluminum wheels with five spokes and a polished face protected by a standard high-gloss clearcoat.

Side profile with the large forged aluminum wheels

Being the range-topping performance model, Chevy made sure to pick the wheels accordingly, coming in 5 kgs lighter than the wheels on the 2SS model. Standard features include heated leather seats with microfiber suede inserts with six-sway power adjustability, leather wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, unique alloy pedal covers, ZL1 door sill plates, Boston Acoustics-provided premium audio, complete with nine speakers, four auxiliary gauges including boost, rear park assist, rear camera display in the mirror and more.

ZL1 door slits

Options include stripe package, exposed carbon fiber hood insert, interior suede microfiber package (covers steering wheel, shift knob and shift boot) and the previously mentioned automatic transmission and forged aluminum wheels. To own the fastest Chevloret convertible ever made one needs to cough $60445 (Kshs 7.2 million). It’s only available in LHD version.